DaBaby Dropped by Austin City Limits, iHeartradio Festival & More

DaBaby dropped from live concerts

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Rapper DaBaby is facing a swift backlash from live concert organizers dropping him.

Both Austin City Limits and iHeartRadio announced they will no longer allow DaBaby to perform. Music Midtown also joined in to dump the controversial rapper from its September show in Atlanta.

DaBaby has since tried apologizing for his hateful comments, but the doubling down didn’t help. After inciting a crowd at Rolling Loud with misinformed comments about HIV/AIDS, the rapper started attacking fans online who criticized his comments.

Pop stars like Elton John and Dua Lipa commented, trying to clear up the misinformation. But the swift backlash the rapper is seeing on being excluded from stages is staggering. He was bumped from his set at Lollapalooza in Chicago over the weekend at the last minute. He’s also been dropped from the Governors Ball in New York City and Day N Vegas in Las Vegas.

DaBaby’s Cancelled Live Appearances

  • Lollapalooza
  • iHeartRadio Fest
  • Austin City Limits Fest
  • Music Midtown
  • Governors Ball – New York City
  • Day N Vegas
  • Can’t Wait: Live! in Philadelphia
  • Parklife Festival in Manchester, England

All festivals who have announced they are dropping DaBaby will bring on a new performer.

DaBaby has since offered a more sincere apology via Instagram. “I apologize for my misinformed comments about HIV/AIDS and I know education on this is important. Love to all. God bless. Social media moves so fast that people want to demolish you before you even have the opportunity to grow, educate, and learn from your mistakes.”

“As a man who has had to make his own way from very difficult circumstances, having people I know publicly working against me, knowing what I needed was education on these topics and guidance – has been challenging.”

At least one Austin local radio station, Q99.7 has stopped playing the Dua Lipa single “Levitating,” which features DaBaby. There are also rumblings that DaBaby may be missing out on coveted Apple Music playlist spots – though no confirmed evidence of the latter.

“Bye DaBaby. Proud that my station Q99.7 stopped playing his song with Dua Lipa and proud of Music Midtown for removing him from the line-up. No time for it anymore,” wrote one popular DJ with the Q99.7 radio station on Facebook.

10 Responses

  1. Relax Don't Do It

    I don’t want to walk through the parking lots of those festivals. I can just imagine what is going on.

  2. KAD

    > Austin City Limits and iHeartRadio

    Just racists being racists. Nothing new.

      • Proud Democrat

        I’m a racist and I forbid those filthy blacks having an opinion that is different from what I think would be the right opinion to have. Heil Biden!

          • Kevola

            He’s also a loser. Tough little punk ass bitch posting big talk from some bunker. Guarantee you he wouldn’t talk so big to people in person. Stupid inferiority complex on that guy. Pull his internet connection and see how important he is. Ha! Loser.

          • Double Standards

            Biden eulogized former KKK kleagle and Democrat Senator Robert Byrd after he died in 2010.

            Biden has regularly made fun of gays, immigrants from India and Pakistan, and groped women and female children on-camera over the years.

            Biden repeatedly lied about how his first wife died in a car accident. Biden accused the truck driver who hit the first Mrs Biden’s car of “drinking his lunch”, but the truck driver was not at fault and wasn’t drunk. Biden knew this, lied about it for decades, and kept telling the story even after the truck driver’s family complained.

            But some nobody rapper tells the crowd to put their phones in the air with a stipulation about oral sex and the media goes berserk. Some of you people can’t take a joke, but you’re OK with having a joke like Biden as President.

  3. Allen L Johnston - Music Specialist

    DaBaby has had a very strong awakening. You can not speak against the very people that make you money and think that there will be no consequences. The main thing that I see is that he has finally understood he needs to broaden his education and to realign the people that are traveling and handling him.

    I truly hope that he learns every aspect of his business or he will be crying over money that was either taken, stolen or missed very soon.